Mailbox Monday

25 Apr

My mailbox looks a little like this one!Welcome to Mailbox Monday!

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books.

Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia, who is now blogging at A girl and her books. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour,

Amy at Passages to the Past is this month’s host!  Next month, Mailbox Monday moves on to Mari @ Mari Reads.

As for my mailbox:

Books for review:

22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson

Publisher’s summary:

“Housekeeper or housewife?” the soldier asks Silvana as she and eight- year-old Aurek board the ship that will take them from Poland to England at the end of World War II. There her husband, Janusz, is already waiting for them at the little house at 22 Britannia Road. But the war has changed them all so utterly that they’ll barely recognize one another when they are reunited. “Survivor,” she answers.

Silvana and Aurek spent the war hiding in the forests of Poland. Wild, almost feral Aurek doesn’t know how to tie his own shoes or sleep in a bed. Janusz is an Englishman now-determined to forget Poland, forget his own ghosts from the way, and begin a new life as a proper English family. But for Silvana, who cannot escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act, forgetting is not a possibility.

The Ridge by Michael Koryta

Publisher’s Summary:

On an isolated ridge in the Kentucky woods stands a homemade lighthouse, hundreds of miles from any substantial body of water. Local reporter Roy Darmus has always found it an amusing oddity- until he is selected as the recipient of a suicide note from its builder. Roy enters the bizarre structure to find the walls covered in maps bearing the names of the dead–including his own parents, who were killed in a car accident when he was a boy. Roy soon has a storytelling assignment more daunting than anything he’s seen before: convincing people that an age-old legend has in fact come to life. With haunting atmosphere and tension-coiled plot, The Ridge is a terrifying journey into the heart of darkness.

Your turn

What came in your mailbox this week? Let me know, then go to Passages to the Past to check out others!


Posted by on April 25, 2011 in books, meme


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9 responses to “Mailbox Monday

  1. Mystica

    April 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Love the look of 22 Britannica Road

  2. Elizabeth

    April 25, 2011 at 5:16 am

    These look like two good books.


  3. Julie @ Read Handed

    April 25, 2011 at 6:03 am

    22 Britannia Road looks amazing. Enjoy!

  4. BermudaOnion

    April 25, 2011 at 6:16 am

    I got The Ridge too and I’m very excited about it!

  5. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

    April 25, 2011 at 7:29 am

    22 Britannia Road sounds great. Looking forward to your review.

  6. nomadreader (Carrie)

    April 25, 2011 at 11:19 am

    I am so excited for 22 Britannia Road! I’ve also heard wonderful things about Koryta’s mysteries, but I haven’t read any yet. I’ll look forward to your reviews!

  7. Kay

    April 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I have both books you received on my list. Very jealous about the Michael Koryta book! LOL

  8. Beth(bookaholicmom)

    April 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I have 22 Britannia road on my wish list. It sounds very good. I hope you enjoy both books.

  9. Mary

    April 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I think they both sound good.


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